Future Leaders

The Heart of America Fellows Institute was created by Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) located in the states of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa and Nebraska to develop our profession’s future leaders through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by outstanding subject matter experts in each field.

The three, two-day sessions in the Institute begin in November 2018 and end in May 2019. Recognizing the importance of the content of each session, participants who successfully complete all six days of the program shall be formally recognized as Graduates of the Institute.



The Inaugural Class of the HOA Fellows Institute includes a total of three two-day sessions.
Session 2:
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Estate and Trust Administration 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Estate and Trust Litigation


Candidates for the HOA Fellows Institute must be nominated by a Fellow of the America College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Candidates to be considered for acceptance must be members in good standing with a Bar Association in one of the six founding states and have a minimum of three years practicing trust & estate law.


Sponsorships for the Inaugural Class of the HOA Fellows Institute are welcome. For more information, call Robert Kirkland at 816-792-8300.